Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Review: Swordsong by Skhye Moncrief

Swordsong by Skhye Moncrief

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Heat Rating: 2



The most valiant time guardian saves his soul mate from an unorthodox time traveler wanting to steal her heart to gain control of the timeline.

Murdo McEwen's stuck in present-day Scotland with a bent time-travel key and only swordsmith, Katie Innis, can repair it. Duty requires he return to his time. His ticket home relies on a lonely woman haunted by more than the apparitions visiting her. Her track record with men keeps her distant. And ghostly events keep pushing them closer together. Earning her trust will require the kind of patience only a valiant time guardian learns during his twenty years of apprenticeship. If time-travel duty, romance, and a bit of magic don’t help them realize their destiny resonates in mysterious fairy SWORDSONG, all known history could change.

Angelique’s Review

What happens when a lost Scottish time traveler from the future ends up falling in love with a lovely sword smith from our time? You’ll have to pick up a copy of “SwordSong” to find out. Ms. Moncrief’s story will have you hooked from the beginning until the “happily ever after.”

My biggest concern coming into this book was that it was the third one in a series. After a few pages, I was able to get a pretty good idea of what was going on. Some of the terminology was a bit confusing, but there was a glossary at the front of the book to assist with that. The author made it easy to pick up book three without reading the others.

The heroine was too naïve for my taste, but I understand why she was portrayed in that fashion. Her two needy friends had me wanting to pull my hair out. Had I been in Katie’s position, I would have dumped the friends and taken off with just the Scotsman Murdo. And if you were trying to creep us out with Katie’s cousin John, you definitely succeeded Ms. Moncrief.

With a dash of Celtic mythology, an angry ghost, and a side of poetry, “SwordSong” was an entertaining read.

3 Tea Cups!


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